Compensation of Members

Compensation of Members

St. John’s Episcopal Church does not financially compensate its members for any professional services or labor.

For the purposes of this policy, “members” include regular contributors; those whose names are recorded on any parish list, database, or register; and all who have availed themselves of sacramental services of the church during the past three years.

Members are expected to take seriously their pledge of time, talent, and treasure toward the work and mission of St. John's. Our growth in faith requires actions as well as words. These commitments take several forms, including offering professional skills, financial pledges, and stretching to find interests and skill—perhaps dormant—as undiscovered gifts of God within each of us.

Within appropriate budgetary constraints, members may be reimbursed for their out-of-pocket costs. Alternatively, such costs can be acknowledged as in-kind donations, which are tax deductible as charitable donations. In either case, receipts or other documentation are required.

For information on financial assistance, please see the separate policy entitled “Guidelines for Financial Assistance,” found on the same web page as this document. 

(Adopted by the Vestry, 10 June 2014)